Santa helped the Farmington Area Jaycees light a 14-foot Christmas tree, donated by Trident Trees and on display in the Mansion's gazebo. Families ushered him into the gathering with a rousing chorus of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," led by students from School of Rock in Farmington.
With the lighted tree behind them, Santa helped Jaycee Kristin Garstka read "A Visit From St. Nicholas ('Twas the Night Before Christmas)". He then moved to the mansion porch to listen to children's Christmas wishes.
During the evening, visitors lined up to take docent-led tours of the city-owned museum, which is decorated for the holidays and open Sundays and Wednesdays in December.
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